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Postgraduate Course: Landscape Contextual Studies (ARCH11191)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryLandscape Contextual Studies is the MLA Landscape Architecture graduating dissertation course. It is primarily research based and allows students to develop research and writing skills by studying aspects of contemporary theory and Landscape Architectural practice via two options; a self-directed study or by a research by design option associated with the MLA Landscape Portfolio 3 course.
Course description Landscape Contextual Studies is a Semester 1 course within the second year of the MLA. Students will choose from two options which allow their developing Landscape Architectural knowledge and philosophies to be explored via research and a subsequent written output; a self-directed research study or a research by design option which is associated with the site and subject area of the chosen directed MLA Landscape Portfolio 3 course. Both options are supported via Lectures, small group seminars and Individual Tutors.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. research a wide range of materials and sources appropriate to the topic.
  2. Critically reflect on the environmental, cultural, theoretical and practice context for a directed or self-selected aspect of Landscape Architecture.
  3. Select and analyse case studies of contemporary landscape architecture practice appropriate to the chosen theme/topic.
  4. Clearly communicate the findings in written form with appropriate referencing and illustration 'and if taking the directed research by design option, illustrate the report by making appropriate use of your own evolving design.
  5. present findings to peers and tutor/s and lead discussion on the topic.
Reading List
Corner, J. ed. (1999) Recovering Landscape: essays in contemporary landscape architecture Princeton Architectural {press

Holden, R., (1996) International Landscape Design: London

Schröder, T., (2001) Changes in Scenery: contemporary Landscape Architecture in Europe, Birkhauser

Sutherland Lyall (1991) (Designing the new landscape; London

Professional journals: Topos, Landscape Design, Landscape Architecture, Anthos, Garten & Landschaft and Landscape Australia.

Manning, O (Landscapes Revisited: a note on the methodology of criticism in Landscape Research: Summer 1995 Vol. 20 No. 2)

Russell, T., (1993) Essays, Reports and Dissertations : Guidance notes on the preparation and presentation of written work. Edinburgh University Library: Library Guide 42 2nd edition 1993 you can find this on line at: pdf/plagiarism TR notes.pdf

As appropriate to topic undertaken
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Research skills, critical analysis, written and verbal communication and presentational skills
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserDr Penny Travlou
Tel: (0131 6)51 5825
Course secretaryMiss Fanny To
Tel: (0131 6)51 5773
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